Facts of Mark Spitz
|Full Name:||Mark Spitz|
|Age:||69 years 4 months|
|Birth Date:||February 10, 1950|
|Birth Place:||Modesto, California, USA|
|Father's Name:||Arnold Spitz|
|Mother's Name:||Lenore Spitz|
|Education:||Santa Clara High School|
|Height:||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Net Worth:||$ 20 million|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
I think what made me great, was that I was a great racer, not because I was a great swimmer.
Part of winning is the phenomena of being able to convince those that compete against you that they are competing for second.
Relationship Statistics of Mark Spitz
|What is Mark Spitz marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Mark Spitz get married ? (married date):||May 06, 1973|
|How many children does Mark Spitz have ? (name):||Two (Justin, Matthew)|
|Is Mark Spitz having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Mark Spitz gay ?:||No|
|Who is Mark Spitz wife ? (name):||Suzy Weiner|
More about the relationship
Mark Spitz is a married man. He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Suzy Weiner. She was a former UCLA theater student, and part-time model when they had an affair. The couple dated for a while before marrying. They tied the knot on May 6, 1973. The couple has two sons, Matthew and Justin.
- 1 Who is Mark Spitz?
- 2 Mark Spitz: Age (69), Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 3 Mark Spitz: Education, School/ College University
- 4 Mark Spitz: Professional Life, Career
- 5 Mark Spitz: Awards, Nomination
- 6 Mark Spitz: Net Worth ($20M), Income, Salary
- 7 Mark Spitz: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
- 8 Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
- 9 Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Who is Mark Spitz?
Mark is an American former competitive swimmer and nine-time Olympic champion. Likely, he won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, all in world record time.
Mark Spitz: Age (69), Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Mark Spitz was born in Modesto, California, the United States on February 10, 1950. His birth name is Mark Andrew Spitz and he is currently 69 years old. His father’s name is Arnold Spitz and his mother’s name is Lenore Spitz. Whereas, as a little boy he joined the Arden Hills Swim Club in Sacramento with swimming coach Sherm Chavoor and competed at his local swim club.
He proved to be a child prodigy and created 17 national age-group records and one world record even before he turned ten. At the age of 14, he trained with coach George F. Haines of the Santa Clara Swim Club. There is no information about his siblings. Mark holds American citizenship and Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. His birth sign is Aquarius.
Mark Spitz: Education, School/ College University
Talking about Mark’s education history, he attended Santa Clara High School from 1964 to 1968, and during his four years there, he held national high school records in every stroke and in every distance. Then, he attended Indiana University.
Mark Spitz: Professional Life, Career
Talking about his profession, during 1965, he participated in his first international completion—the Maccabiah Games—where he won four gold medals and was named the most outstanding athlete. In the year 1966, he won the 100-meter butterfly at the AAU national championships, at the age of 16. He then won five gold medals at the 1967 Pan American Games, a world record at that time.
Additionally, he trained hard for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and proudly predicted that he would win six gold medals. However, his performance was not so stellar and he managed to win only two team gold medals: the 4×100 meter freestyle relay and the 4×200 meter freestyle relay. He also won a silver in the 100-meter butterfly and bronze in the 100-meter freestyle.
His Olympic achievements made him a sporting superstar but the young man announced his retirement soon after. Aged just 22, he left competitive swimming to focus on other career options.
He started working for ABC Sports in 1976 and worked on many sports presentations, including coverage of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
After a few years as a broadcaster, he focused on real estate business. Over the years he pursued various entrepreneurial projects with former NBA player Rick Barry and has also found considerable success as a motivational speaker.
Mark Spitz: Awards, Nomination
Mark Spitz won the World Swimmer of the Year award from ‘Swimming World’ magazine in 1967, 1971 and 1972.
He is an inductee of International Swimming Hall of Fame (1977), International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (1979), and United States Olympic Hall of Fame (1983).
Mark Spitz: Net Worth ($20M), Income, Salary
He has an estimated net worth of around $20 million (as per 2019 data) and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career. In the year 1998, he appeared in a TV commercial for PlayStation. He had bagged $6 million dollars in his bank deposit through the endorsements.
Mark Spitz: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
There are no drastic rumors regarding Mark’s personal and professional life. It seems like he is doing the best job without harming others for which he hasn’t been a part of controversy yet.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Mark has a height of 6 feet and he weighs is 73Kg. Mark’s hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
He doesn’t have an official page on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.